Freshfields

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Great Firm to Work for, not the best opportunity for promotion.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Support Staff  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Support Staff in New York, NY

Pros

20 Vacation days, 2 float days, 6 sick days
Health Care paid for by the firm
Great New Offices at 601 Lexington
Pretty laid back atmosphere at most part
Firm pays 1/3 of your yearly gym membership (support staff only)

Cons

Poor Pay Rises (so negotiate a good rate when you start)
Poor Bonuses (not paid on performance paid equally across the firm)
No real annual appraisal process

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide support staff with a good carreer path and more of an opportunity to grow

Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great Organization, great people !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Paralegal in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    great facilities, great people around, opportunity for good professional projection, the location and the building are perfect. The kind of projects we get involved is always challenging and interesting. The facilities are great there is a gym in the basement free and only for the employees furthermore the restaurant is amazing too; the quality and variety of the food is great.

    Cons

    long hours of work, very competitive and work at weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place, just not for me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor

    Pros

    Training is second to none and offers plenty of opportunity for those people wishing to carve out a career in high-profile top tier corporate and commercial law. Just turns out that I am not one of those people.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is generally poor and despite efforts to remedy it, the concept of 'face time' is certainly alive and well. Sometimes it feels like quantity rather than quality is what gets the brownie points. Having said that, this is likely to be the case in all serious city firms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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